John Edwards marched toward the White House in 2006 seeking an arsenal of millions collected a little at a time.
Federal investigators are trying to connect those dots, sifting through Edwards’ financial records to probe whether he used any donations solicited for his campaign to keep quiet his affair with Rielle Hunter.
John Edwards raised $43.9 million for his run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Other donations, however, came from other political organizations not restricted by limits on contributions. Some of them did not have to disclose donors.
Edwards, a Democrat and former U.S. senator, on Thursday acknowledged the investigation to The News & Observer.
“I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly,” Edwards said in a statement.
Edwards declined to discuss the matter further.
Yeah, I’ll bet. He’s a lwayer, after all.